Gulfstream Aerospace Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Great products, Good pay, mostly good place to work with good benefits (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits for savannah (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance isn't as I would like (in 5 reviews)

  • Lean Six Sigma is overstated as the way to solve all our problems, but will not succeed without lower and middle management commitment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work in a nice area to spend some time.

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    Former Contractor - Engineering Consultant in Savannah, GA
    Former Contractor - Engineering Consultant in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Rates are good. People are nice for the most part. Area is good for food and recreation.

    Cons

    High expectations. Long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Employees are happy for the most part.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Couldn't ask for a better company!

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Expanding opportunities and great pay

    Cons

    Lay offs are a possibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanaging but what company doesn't?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Good place to work if you are single or at least no children. Need more flexibility for hourly employees.

    Current Employee - Tech II in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Tech II in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Pay is pretty good. Lots of resources, like tools and machines that make some jobs easier.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great. Not enough flexibility for hourly employees. Must use personal time or vacation for every single hour away from work. If you have an appointment or an event at your child's school you can not make up the time if you are an hourly employee. You must use all of the 40 hours per year of personal time and then your 80 hrs vacation. When working 10 hour days and overtime you have no choice sometimes. If you have a sick child or you get sick, your paid time off goes quick and you could get punished for having unpaid hours if you are out of these allotted hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make working hours more flexible for employees so they can better balance work and family life without having to use up all their paid time off

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  5. Engineer II

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Pros

    Great company to work at, interesting growth opportunities, expanding to new markets

    Cons

    No cons at this time .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great company with challenging growth hurdles to overcome

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Pros

    Job security, great benefits and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Growing so fast. Everything changes often, and very BUSY!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on training employees you do have already. Work on retention, rather than growing. Too much knowledge is lost by moving people around continuously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good Place To Work AND Learn

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Tech II in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Tech II in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Product line
    Well kept facilities/Climate controlled facilities
    Good Pay For The Area
    Advancement is there for those willing to put the time in
    Culturally diverse workplace
    Great benefits package

    Cons

    Traffic of surrounding roads
    Better screening of incoming personnel to determine job abilit
    Better communication among STMS,Leads, and Technicians
    LISTEN to the technicians when they have a suggestion.
    Good ole' boy system still in play
    Hold EVERYONE accountable for their actions, new hire to senior hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the techs working the planes, don't just nod your head and pretend. Most of the techs are of a new generation with technology upper management doesn't want to work with. There are alot of procedures and processes that can be streamlined, making the workplace more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Engineering Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Pros

    Great design work using their CAD system and their processes involving MDB and PDM. The programs are very valuable for the resume.

    Cons

    very threat oriented environment, no warning if somebody is gets fired. They have "folks" that "scope" the parking lots and company grounds to see if people are spending too much time from their desks. The worst time keeping system I ever used - only when your computer is up and running AND you clock in (and their intranet is slow ...) IS when you are actually getting paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Management and employee relationships

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    Former Employee - Manager in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management really cares about employees. Continuous improvement by employees is promoted. Respect, trust, etc.. Is a key point for all personnel. The culture is always seeking better and improved methods and relationships.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are very good. Promotions go to the most qualified employees. The pressure of meeting schedules with limited espouses make it challenging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in resources to make it easier on employees. Provide tools as required, not so dependent on one year payback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great place to work, with typical grumbles about Corporate life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Technical Illustrator II in Savannah, GA
    Former Contractor - Technical Illustrator II in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gulfstream really cares about it's employees by offering lots of perks. Competitive pay, benefits and interesting work. Great growth available if you work for it.

    Cons

    Old school business model, could be more progressive. Hardcore corporate culture - strict dress code, strict schedule, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow office culture with some progressive moves such as relaxing certain policies and invite new ideas like working remotely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Savannah, GA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great relationship with mentor and people you work with daily
    - Overall company culture couldn't be better
    - Great intern benefits (housing, pay, vacation, gym memberships)
    - Great resources (buildings, computers, phones)
    - Gave me the ability to contribute to the well-being of the company
    - Great work life balance
    - Felt like a full time employee rather than intern. At the end of my internship I felt as if I had a full time role in the company.

    Cons

    - traffic in savannah is horrible
    - Did not develop a recognizable relationship with senior management
    - Uses archaic technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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